The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde once again proved why it has been able to withstand the test of time.

Jack Barrell starred as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at Venue Cymru recently as the cast showed why this story has been adapted into films, musicals and stage plays worldwide.

Audiences are transported back to the 19th century fog-bound streets of London as they follow the life of Dr Jekyll .

Seen as a good man and respected by his peers, he is on the verge of a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science. Just as he is about to make the break through his world is turned upside down, forced away from the love of his life and his unethical practices threatening to be exposed he is forced to experiment on himself. Enter the brutal Mr Hyde.

The story shows the conflict between good and evil and Dr Jekyll's internal struggle as he attempts to decipher who he really is.

Barrell puts in a flawless performance as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde as his transitions between the two are seamless. The torment and inner struggle on stage seems real as Jekyll and Hyde fight to take control.

Paige Round does an excellent portrayal of Eleanor Lanyon, a woman trapped in a marriage she doesn't want to be a part of and in love with a man she can't have. Her performance as she drags out the Hyde from Jekyll in order to find her true love is dramatic and she adds to her role with beautiful singing.

Zach Lee as Gabriel Utterson is the reasoning in the play while Ashley Sean-Cook's portrayal of Hastings Lanyon is on par with his co-stars.

All characters show their flexibility by playing a number of other minor roles on stage throughout the play. Creativity is also seen in the use of the set using the same back drop throughout the play, simply moving props around to suit the scene.

The story of Jekyll and Hyde will continue to prosper well into the future if this adaptation is anything to go by, with the gripping story by Robert Louis Stevenson set to intrigue generations for many years to come.